Hip arthroscopy for Bellevue patients brings much needed relief. Your hips are a valuable part of your body, and are a major asset in the functionality of the rest of your lower body. Nothing may be more debilitating than pain and malfunction of the hip. It used to be that the only way to correct these conditions was with intense surgeries resulting in long healing times. Nowadays, many problems with the hip are able to be corrected with a procedure called hip arthroscopy.
Hip arthroscopy is a less invasive alternative to surgery. A small incision is made in the hip, and then a surgeon uses a light and camera to repair cartilage, manipulate muscles, tendons or ligaments, and in some cases, reshape bones. As an outpatient procedure, it is the ideal option to correcting trouble with the hips. Because the procedure poses less risk for infection, and little pain, recovery time is typically much quicker than traditional surgeries.
You may be a candidate for hip arthroscopy if you experience any of the following:
- Pain in the hip
- Tightness in the hip
- Muscle weakness
- Torn cartilage
- Labral tearing
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
Often, when the procedure is done by a qualified surgeon who is skilled in hip arthroscopy in Bellevue, the later need for hip replacement due to these conditions is significantly reduced. We have an excellent team, trained and practiced in hip arthroscopy, at Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians. Call our office for more information, or to schedule your consultation.